Wellfleet Oysters
Crassostrea virginica

Characteristics

  • Choice Oyster
  • 3-4" in size
  • 100 count per case
  • Farmed & Harvested in Cape Cod
  • Fresh
  • Product of USA

     Ocean Wise Recommended

  • So why are the Wellfleet oysters so remarkable? Just like Olympia beer…It’s the water. The waters which flush through Cape Cod Bay are provided courtesy of the Gulf of Maine. This current originates in northern Maine and the Canadian Maritime Provinces, and runs in a counter-clockwise fashion, delivering an unwavering flow of nutrients throughout coastal northern New England. By the time these currents wash over the reaches of the inner Cape they are (by Gulf of Maine standards) relatively warm. The 12 foot tides of Cape Cod Bay play a great part in this. What this means is that where at high-tide there is 12 feet of water, at low tide there is naught. Twice a day, the tides recede over the protected shallows of the hard packed mud and sand flats of the Cape Cod Bay. During this Moondance, the sun’s rays beat down on the flats, warming them. In turn, the tidal influx is heated as it fills the estuaries. The phytoplankton rich Gulf of Maine waters (which have now been brought to the aforementioned level of relative warmth) provide the Wellfleet oysters everything they need to grow-out quite rapidly, and produce an oyster of exceptional consistency.
     
    Wellfleets measure a minimum of three inches in length, and are marked by a medium-high salinity and abright, crisp finish.

  •  OceanPrime Sustainable Seafood info:

    > Best Choice
    > Farmed, Suspended Culture
    > International
    > Sustainable Seafood Item No. to Order

  • 100 ct Case: 516552
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